There are lots of yummy looking recipes on the Dempster’s website. So many that it was a little difficult to choose just one to test drive. But then I saw the Canadian Club Sandwich. It had bacon. I was sold.
This one is a little sophisticated for my 5 year-old’s school lunch. But it makes a great option for the teen or for Mommy and Daddy to pack for work. It’s a nice take on the classic toasted club, as it is only a single-layer sandwich (fewer carbs & calories) and it calls for nice, healthy whole-grain bread.
DEMPSTER’S® WholeGrains™ Canadian Grains Bread is flavourful and moist. A combination of 100% Canadian whole grains, this bread boasts 3g of fibre and 4g of protein per slice, with just 2g of fat (0g trans fat). Stack this up with Natural Selections meats containing no preservatives, artificial ingredients, or fillers, and you’ve got the makings of a healthy meal you can feel good about.
- 4 pieces of leaf lettuce
- 8 Slices NATURAL SELECTIONS™ Oven Roasted Turkey Breast
- 8 Slices NATURAL SELECTIONS™ Smoked Uncured Black Forest Ham
- 8 Slices DEMPSTER’S® WholeGrains™ Canadian Grains Bread
- 4 slices Marble Cheddar cheese
- 1 Tomato, thinly sliced
- 30 ml Cooked MAPLE LEAF® Reduced Salt Bacon, crumbled
- 30 ml Dijon mustard
- 15 ml maple syrup
- ARRANGE lettuce, turkey and ham slices over 4 pieces of bread.
- TOP each with cheese and tomatoes.
- MIX together bacon, Dijon and maple syrup
- SPREAD bacon mixture over remaining bread slices and top each to make sandwiches.
For this club, the bacon is mixed into the spread, rather than presented as slices, which can tend to crumble as you eat the sandwich. I used a nice grainy Dijon, along with a local Ontario maple syrup to make the spread. Delicious! I had never thought about including maple syrup in a sandwich recipe before, and I was really happy with the way the flavours came together.
The only real “work” involved in making this sandwich was to fry the bacon to include in the spread. In a rush? I would suggest using Maple Leaf® Ready Crisp® Fully Cooked Bacon Pieces as a substitute. Simply measure out the correct amount from the pre-cooked package and stir in. Actually, my family and I are all big bacon fans, so I did add more than the recipe called for. I would amend the recipe to read “crumbled bacon to taste.”
You could also toast the bread of course, if a toasted club is more to your liking. I think I may try that next time, although the texture of the untoasted bread was great.
The sandwich has four slices of meat, plus cheese, and a slice (at least) of bacon in the spread, so it is very hearty and filling. Pair it up with a squash or carrot soup and you’d have a great autumn supper! Enjoy!